190.190.2011.02
Acrylic on Canvas : 75 x 75 inches ( 191 x 191 cm )
SOLD
Jan Kolata
German, contemporary

Jan Kolata was born in 1949 in Immenstadt, Germany. 

Kolata's paintings need to be seen with both eyes, they demand a wondering gaze, seeing in the moment and they need our memories to join up the individual excerpts to make them a whole. This is because Kolata's  canvases are formed by pools of paint, creating rivulets and making outlets of colour that expand and grow. He works in an intuitive manner, creating organic-looking planes that hover weightlessly in their pictorial space, ultimately allowing the viewer to see into the depths of the painting without ever reaching the bottom. 

Awards

2005 Products Competition and Architecture, Children's Hosputal Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
2000 Products Competition and Architecture, University of Applied Sciences, Bochum, Germany

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2014 Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
  Sammlung Kunst aus NRW, Kornelimunster, Germany
  Dr. Carl Dorken Galerie, Herdecke, Germany
  Johanneskirche, Dusseldorf, Germany
2013-14 Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2013 Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Malkasten Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
2012 Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2011 Dortmunder University, Dortmund, Germany
2010 Museum of Art, Xian, China
2009 Gallery Daentlang, Dortmund, Germany
  Galerii Program, Warsaw, Poland
  Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Galerie Micheal Schneider, Bonn, Germany
2007 Kunstverein Marburg, Marburg, Germany
2006 Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberger, Germany
  Malkasten Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Museum Baden, Solingen
  Galerie der Stadt, Remscheid, Germany
2005 Lausberg Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Galerie Josart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 Galerie Januar, Bochum, Germany
  Galerie  Artforum, Hanover, Germany
  Galerie Commercio, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 Mies van der Rohe Verseidag Administration Building, Krefeld, Germany
  Kunstverein Plon, Germany
2002 Galerie Josart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001 Gallery von Tempelhoff, Karlsruhe, Germany
2000 Sammlung Kunst aus NRW, Kornelimünster, Germany
  Galerie Josart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany
1999 Stadtische Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany
  Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  Galerie Artforum, Hanover, Germany
1997 Gallery Marré and Dahms, Bottrop, Germany
  Kunstverein Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany
  Stadtisches Museum, Kalkar, Germany
1996 Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  Museum Baden, Solingen, Germany
  Gustav Lübcke Museum, Hamm, Germany
  Museum Hoexter-Corvey, Hoexter, Germany
1994 Gallery Marré and Dahms, Bottrop, Germany
  Kunstverein Unna, Unna, Germany
  Galerie Artforum, Hanover, Germany
  Stadtisches Museum Jena, Jena, Germany
1993 Gallery Marré and Dahms, Bottrop, Germany
  Schloss Plüschow, Mecklenburg, Germany
1992 Gallery Marré and Dahms, Bottrop, Germany
1991 Mala Galerija, Ljublijana, Slovenia
  Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  Galerie Artforum, Hanover, Germany
1990 Kunstverein Emmerich, Emmerich, Germany
  Galerie Walther, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
1988 Galerie Kraushaar, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Galerie Januar, Bochum, Germany
  Galerie Artforum, Hanover, Germany
  Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany

Education

1992-93 Working Scholarship, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1991 Guest Studio, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
1990 USSR Travel Grant
1989 Painting Symposium, Celje, Slovenie
1988 Norway Scholarship, Oslo, Norway
1976 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1970-77 Kunstakaedmie Dusseldorf, Meisterschuler of Erich Reusch, Germany

Selected Professional Experience

2012 Visiting Professor, School of Fine Art, Chengdu University, China
2010 Visiting Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, Wuhan, China
2006-present Professor of Painting, U2006 – present    Professor of Painting, TU Dortmund University, Germany
1995-96 Docent, Kunstakademie Basel, Basel, Switzerland
1996-97 Docent, Kunstakademie Münster, Münster, Germany
1994 Guest Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1991-94 Docent, Kubstakademie Münster, Münster, Germany